Renton Chamber of Commerce board member wins Chamber award

The Renton Chamber of Commerce presented its 2008 Business Excellence Awards on June 4, which included naming chamber board member Roxanne Hanson as its volunteer of the year.

Jay Leviton

The Renton Chamber of Commerce presented its 2008 Business Excellence Awards on June 4, which included naming chamber board member Roxanne Hanson as its volunteer of the year.

The winners and the finalists are:

• Customer service award: Les Schwab in the Highlands and on Rainier Avenue. The other finalists were Feathered Nest and Oil Can Henry’s.

• Community leadership award: King and Bunnys. The other finalists were Bob Bridge Toyota and Marcie Maxwell, Windermere Realtor.

• Minority-owned business success story award: Common Ground. The other finalists were Vince’s Coffee House and 4th Street Grill.

• Outstanding non-profit award: Renton Salvation Army. The other finalists were King County Sexual Assault Resource Center and Renton Skyway Boys and Girls Club.

• Business excellence award, 1-10 employes: The Renton Printery. The other finalists were John Galluzzo, Farmers Insurance, and the Law offices of Dan Kellogg.

• Business Excellence Award, 10-plus employees: McLendon Hardware. The other finalists were Conner Homes and First Savings Bank Northwest.

Jay Leviton, chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, presented the Renton Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award to Roxanne Hanson.

Besides serving as a board member, Hanson is division chair for the Ambassadors Committee. She has dedicated countless hours over the past several years as chairwoman for the chamber’s Total Resource Campaign and Holiday Auction, two of the chamber’s largest and most critical annual fundraising efforts.

The chamber presents its Business Excellence Awards annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Renton-area businesses that have distinguished themselves through excellence in service and operations in the eyes of their customers, employees and the community. It received more than 100 nominations.

The winners were nominated by fellow business owners and Renton citizens and chosen by their peers in a ballot sent to all Renton chamber members.

More in Business

Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty… Continue reading

Inconvenient truth about batteries

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000… Continue reading

Darker side of renewables

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must… Continue reading

Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest… Continue reading

Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered… Continue reading

Henry Beleford displays photos of current high school students have come through his shop to get their letterman jackets. Beleford said once they graduate, he takes their photos down. Photo by Sarah Brenden
Local shop owner helps students show school spirit

What started out as a part-time gig has turned full time for… Continue reading

Microsoft has expanded their AccountGuard service to 12 new European Countries. Yellow: European countries already protected. Blue: European countries now protected. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Microsoft warns of hacking ahead of elections

Launching defense services in Europe.

The Heaven Sent location in downtown Renton closed its doors after eight years. Photo by Haley Ausbun
Heaven Sent leaves Renton

Heaven Sent Fried Chicken closed its doors Feb. 23. Owner says he’s focusing on Everett store and a gluten-free menu

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans;… Continue reading

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr
Puget Sound companies join to create middle-income housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.